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Dining, Distillations Comics Issue 2014: Recipe for a Night Out: A Drink, A Fight, A Moment in an Alley

Comics Issue 2014: Recipe for a Night Out: A Drink, A Fight, A Moment in an Alley

Wisdom from bar critic Benjamin Wachs on drinking with beautiful friends. Click here to read a larger version of this comic and the rest of SF Weekly's Comics Issue.…
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SF Weekly Letters October 23-29, 2013

Curtain Call Sad to see him go, but everything has an end: Thanks very much for the interview, and it's great to hear from Joel Hodgson .…
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Calendar, Night&Day Let the Actors Do the Talking

Let the Actors Do the Talking

It's been more than a year since Action Fiction! started hosting professional actors performing the stories of local writers, and in that time the show has presented unusually high-caliber work in places as awesome as the William Westerfeld Mansion…
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News, The Snitch Gavin Newsom's TV Debut Imminent: Flee While You Can

Gavin Newsom's TV Debut Imminent: Flee While You Can

A public safety notice on SFGate today warned the general public of potential exposure to former San Franciscan Gavin Newsom's imminent television debut. Per the warning, our erstwhile mayor and apparently bored silly lieutenant governor will on May 18 commence…
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SF Weekly Letters

Scouts' Dishonor Mentors should do no harm: Someone can chop the you-know-what off of any adult who takes advantage of his power over a young person who is in his trust . Any service agency…
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News, The Snitch Dear David Chiu: Come Pick Up Your Campaign Signs

Dear David Chiu: Come Pick Up Your Campaign Signs

Last callDear David Chiu:It has come to SF Weekly's attention that you are missing a bunch of "David Chiu for Mayor" signs.Don't worry. They are safe. Your campaign manager's boyfriend left them at Martuni's last night, but we were able…
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SF Weekly Letters

Where There's Smoke... Fighting fires shouldn't result in money going up in flames: Firefighters have gone from last decade's heroes to this decade's thieves — and the spokesman, Mr. O'Connor, seems to pride himself on being a pathological liar…
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Little Toy Sparks Large Debate Spawned by Rand and Reagan: "The great irony of San Francisco's Happy Meal ban is that it's the legislative equivalent of Happy Meal," . Well said.…
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More Theater Reviews

Dirty Little Showtunes. What if Riff and Tony borrowed 'Nardo from Anita?" Either you get that reference or you don't — and if you don't, then you might consider skipping Dirty Little Showtunes. But if you have even a cursory…
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SF Weekly Letters

Cat Fight Removal of kitten-themed art, anything but cute: The owner . It seems as though all three of the artists [Bunnie Reiss, Ezra Li…
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SF Weekly Letters

Nailing the New Law Trading a dunce cap for a hard hat: This stupid law is designed to force construction companies to hire semiliterate high school dropouts with no skills ["Locals Only," Sucka Free City, Benjamin Wachs,…
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SF Weekly Letters

Throwing the Book at Us Contrarian librarian: San Francisco residents are proud, and rightly so, of having one of the best library systems in the country .…
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News, The Snitch Year in Review: What Did We Learn in 2009?

Year in Review: What Did We Learn in 2009?

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"Worst-Run City"Hits a Nerve An elephantine problem: Just when I think San Francisco's fourth estate has gone into hibernation, SF Weekly wakes me up with "The Worst-Run Big City in the U.S." . What…
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News, The Snitch Year in Review.  What Did We Learn in 2009? Part 2

Year in Review. What Did We Learn in 2009? Part 2

It's been a fascinating year in San Francisco, full of such deep revelations. I think we've all learned a lot, and at this time of year, when we reflect on how our lives went so horribly wrong, I think…
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News, The Snitch Chris Daly: Proposed Charter Amendment to Defang Mayor's 'Non-Veto Veto' Stems From '07 Dustup

Chris Daly: Proposed Charter Amendment to Defang Mayor's 'Non-Veto Veto' Stems From '07 Dustup

Yesterday, my colleague Benjamin Wachs said he wanted to give Chris Daly a hug due to the supervisor's long-overdue proposed charter amendment to confiscate one of the nastiest and most anti-democratic bullets in the mayor's bandolier. We won't go that…
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News, The Snitch So Who's Responsible for the Ear-Bleeding Hold Music on 311? We Called 311 to Find Out

So Who's Responsible for the Ear-Bleeding Hold Music on 311? We Called 311 to Find Out

Callers to our municipal 311 information line are almost always given solid information from folks headquartered right here in downtown San Francisco (The receptionists at the Comcast call center, incidentally, are in Guadalajara. When I asked one gent if he…
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SF Weekly Letters

Excellent Article or Litterbox Liner? Purrrr: We probably would have had to get rid of our cat Charlie if it hadn't been for the excellent advice we repeatedly received from the cat behaviorists at the SF/SPCA a couple of years…
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Armenian Genocide Resolution Blog Posting at SFWeekly.com Draws Armenian Ire

Turkish Dismay Blind hatred all around: The San Francisco Board of Supervisors' recent adoption of a resolution calling on Pelosi to continue her support for the Armenian Genocide resolution in Congress was an act of honesty,…
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Legislating Newsom's Attendance. And Calling Him A Bitch.

You know how sometimes we refer to people who are feuding as the “Hatfields and McCoys,” after the West Virginia and Kentucky families that kept killing each other for decades over an insult nobody even remembered? Of course you don’t.…
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